Employees are encouraged to serve on jury duty and fulfill their court-related, civic obligations. The University provides regular faculty or staff members paid time off to do so without change in status or loss of pay.

Policy Statement

Employees are encouraged to serve on jury duty and fulfill their court-related, civic obligations. The University provides regular faculty or staff members paid time off to do so without change in status or loss of pay.

Reason for Policy

This policy outlines the regular employee summoned to jury duty receives time off with pay for the periods of absence from scheduled work as required by the court.

Who Is Governed by this Policy

Faculty and Staff

Policy

Jury Duty is a civic duty. The University will comply with all federal, state and local laws with respect to Jury Duty. Time off for Jury Duty will be considered an excused absence and Adelphi will continue to pay the employee’s full salary for a period of ten (10) days in a two (2) year period.

The University reserves the right to ask the Court for a postponement from Jury Duty if, in the opinion of the University, the employee’s services are essential during the time of Jury Duty.

All full-time and part-time non-union employees, as well as hourly employees, are covered. Jury Duty pay for union represented employees is covered in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

When an employee is notified to report for Jury Duty, the employee must present a copy of the notice to his/her immediate supervisor upon receipt of the Jury Duty notice. Employees must present proof of service upon return from jury duty service.

Employees are required to report to work on any day they are excused from Jury Duty or are excused from Jury Duty before 1:00 P.M. and the court is within a reasonable distance from Adelphi.

Absences for Jury Duty should be reported on the Attendance Form as “JD”.

Definitions

This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Procedures

  1. When an employee is notified to report for Jury Duty, the employee must present a copy of the notice to his/her immediate supervisor, who will forward it to the Office of Human Resources. If a postponement is needed, the supervisor shall advise the Office of Human Resources to prepare a letter for the employee requesting a postponement from service.
  2. Jury Duty pay is limited to ten (10) days in a two (2) year period.
  3. Temporary and student employees are not eligible for Jury Duty pay.

Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Related Information

This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: September 13, 2018
  • Last Revised Date: September 13, 2018
  • Policy Origination Date: Unknown

Who Approved This Policy

Jane Fisher, Director of Employment, Employee and Labor Relations

Contacts

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